Random Life Updates: COVID-19, Ice Storms & More

Well, the plan was to write a blog post to coincide with my newest video on whether money is really the root of all evil. But after a crazy week, I’m typing this the evening before posting, fearing I’ll lose power at any moment. Looks like this’ll just be a casual “updates” post, and you’ll have to watch the video if you’re curious about the money topic. 😉

It’s a longer story than you likely care to read, but getting to the point, my fiancee and his mom have COVID and have been quarantining in her house for a week and half. I’ve had two COVID tests five days apart that both turned up negative, and I haven’t experienced any symptoms. Somehow, I avoided catching it from him. [Though I still feel paranoid in the back of my mind, since the incubation period can last up to two weeks. Pray for ya girl!]

Part of me wants to shout–thank the Lord! But I feel weird/guilty for thinking that way because faithful people, and good people in general, have contracted and even died from this virus. So, I don’t know what to say or feel. But I am grateful. [BTW, my fiancee and his mom certainly haven’t had a jolly time, but based on what’s happened so far, I believe they’ll be okay.]

Of course, while they’ve been sick, we were hit with freezing rain that caused widespread power outages. Thankfully, they didn’t lose theirs, and mine came back within one day. Sadly, some people went days without it, but everyone finally got it restored…then, we got MORE freezing rain. As it turns out, my last post on dealing with the cold weather as a disabled person was well-timed.

(Somewhat) unpopular opinion: WINTER IS HORRIBLE!

This week, I also worked my tail off finishing our next District United Methodist Women newsletter and completing my tasks for the newspaper, along with spending a lot of time editing this week’s video to be informative yet fun and fast-paced. Plus, I filled in for my pastor Sunday, so I wrote, recorded, edited, and uploaded a worship service with some music spliced in, too. Last Saturday’s power outage didn’t help me on any of these fronts!

So, that’s how I’m doing. I’m ready for this season and this pandemic to end!

How have you been? Have you also experienced wacky weather? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.

P.S. Here’s my latest vid. Please watch if you’re intrigued by the title/thumbnail; like (helps with the algorithm) and subscribe if you enjoy it. Thank you so much for your support! ♥


12 responses to “Random Life Updates: COVID-19, Ice Storms & More”

  1. Great video!! I’m thankful for a good understanding with that verse…a verse that has helped ground me from spending out of control is from Colossians 3:2 —
    Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
    Because like you said, during the pandemic and being stuck at home, you do a bit more online shopping, I got to the point where I really wanted a lot of stuff but this verse came to me at the right time to help me be more content!

    Prayers over your fiancé, his mama, and the crazy cold weather!! I’m in Nebraska so we’re getting some of that yuck but finally catching a heat wave…high 20’s today!!! Take care Lily!

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    1. That’s a great verse to hang on to, Alicia–it’s a reminder that there’s a lot more to life than stuff or the hustle and bustle! And thank you for watching my video! ♥

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  2. I will need to listen to your video! I am most of all glad that you are safe and COVID-free, at least for now.

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    1. And hopefully it will be that way much longer.

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  3. Sorry to hear of all you are battling at one time, Lily. Prayers for speedy recovery for your fiancé and mom and continued health for you. As unwelcome as I know these frigid temperatures are, there is a certain beauty in the pictures you posted. May the Lord keep you encouraged and well.

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    1. Thank you, Shelly. You’re so right that winter weather, though uncomfortable, is beautiful. But I’d be okay with it happening somewhere else, so I could appreciate the wander of icicicles without feeling like one…lol!

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  4. Great video ! Here are a few lyrics from 1973. ” For the Love of Money” by the O’Jay’s. Check out it’s funky beat. 🙂

    Money money money money, money [Repeat: x 6]
    Some people got to have it, Some people really need it.
    Listen to me why’all, do things, do things, do bad things with it.
    You want to do things, do things, do things, good things with it…….

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  5. Prayed for your fiance and his mom.
    I would rather have snow than an ice storm

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    1. Thanks, Matt. They’re all better now, thank goodness. And me, too!

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  6. Goodness–you’ve been one busy girl PLUS dealing with power outages, the cold and icy weather, as well as a bit of understandable anxiety! I pray you’ll SOON carve out a season of rest, to help keep you strong in body, mind, and spirit!

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